This year I was coerced by a hockey writing friend of mine to do a weekly one-and-done golf pool that allows you to pick one golfer, never to use them again in 2013. Since I'm doing it for fun (and DEFINITELY not for money, no way, no how), I figured I'd post my weekly picks here, with who I've already used under it and my record for the year, and against the others in the pool. We're calling this Darts in the Dark.
Zurich Classic of New Orleans pick -- Jeff Overton
This week marks the second week in a row where the PGA Tour takes a little nap between the Masters and the Players Championship. It isn't a bad thing, as both events are at fun golf courses with solid fields, but we tend to forget about some names in the field that have a good chance at snagging a two-year exemption with a win.
Last week it was Graeme McDowell snagging his first PGA Tour victory since the U.S. Open, and this week I'm going with Jeff Overton to snag his first ever PGA Tour win at the Zurich Classic.
Overton has been playing well, with a T-27 in Houston followed by a T-7 at the Valero Texas Open, his last start, but it's his play in New Orleans that looks like he will be in the hunt come Sunday.
In 2010 Overton finished second alone to Jason Bohn, and finished T-18 a season ago thanks to a final round 65. I like his chances this week, and think he will definitely be near the top of the lead come Sunday.
Wins - 0
Top-10s - 4
Top-20s - 3
Missed Cuts - 2
Current Pool Standing - 51 out of 72 players
Already used - Steve Stricker (2nd at Hyundai), Mark Wilson (MC at Sony), Robert Garrigus (T-16 at Humana), Nick Watney (T-4 at Farmers Insurance), Kevin Na (T-36 at Waste Management), Dustin Johnson (MC at Pebble Beach), Retief Goosen (MDF at Riviera), Luke Donald (T-33 at Accenture), Fredrik Jacobson (T-25 at Honda Classic), Charl Schwartzel (T-16 at WGC-Cadillac), Webb Simpson (T-17 at Tampa Bay), Sergio Garcia (WD at Bay Hill), Keegan Bradley (T-10 at Shell Houston), Billy Horschel (T-3 at Valero Texas), Phil Mickelson (T-54 at Masters)